INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines walks on the field after winning the Big Ten Football Championship game against the the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

It sounds like either the Vikings interview didn’t go well or Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh had second thoughts about the opportunity.

This week, multiple reports were out stating that Harbaugh was going to take a job with the Vikings and that Wednesday’s (Feb. 2) interview was just a formality. Now, it’s rumored that Rams OC Kevin O’Connell is the No. 1 pick for the Vikings, and Harbaugh is returning to Michigan.

As reported by ESPN, “Jim Harbaugh called Michigan to inform the school that, despite interviewing with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, he will be returning to the school for the 2022 season, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.”

ESPN added that, “Sources previously told ESPN that Harbaugh had been planning for his interview with Minnesota as if he was going to be hired by the Vikings and prepared his exit from the Wolverines football program by speaking with recruits about the possibility of his return to the NFL.”

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